Mattress Guide

The Bed and Mattress Guide

Did you know you spend roughly one third of your whole life asleep? Because sleep is such an essential part of your life, here at LoveMyBeds we want to help you get the best night’s kip possible. For a good night’s sleep you’ll need a mattress that’s perfectly suited to you, your sleeping position and your pressure points. This bed and mattress buying guide will help you find the perfect mattress.


There are many types of mattresses, fillings, construction and technologies – but they can all be grouped into five broad categories. These categories are traditional spring, pocket spring, combination, advanced and memory foam. Each offers their own unique benefits, and careful consideration should be taken when selecting a mattress to ensure it is right for you.


The size of your mattress is one of the first, not to mention most important decisions you need to make. There are many options available but here are some handy tips when choosing the best size that suits you. A mattress should be at least 10cm longer than the height of the tallest person using it. The width of the mattress should allow you to be able to put both your hands under your head without your elbows touching the edge of the mattress or the person sleeping next to you.

European mattress sizes differ from UK mattress sizes.

Which Mattress Type Is Best For You

Whatever your sleeping preference may be, we’re sure to have the perfect mattress to suit. Using our handy tool, Your Personal Comfort Guide, will help you to decide on the perfect mattress for you whatever your sleeping position, comfort issue or mattress desires.

Our top mattresses

Mattresses can be key in aiding the user to drift off to sleep quickly; regardless of our preference for soft, medium-firm or firm, we’re sure you’ll find the mattress to match both your bed and sleeping requirements. To give you a helping hand we have curated a list of our top mattresses based on comfort ratings.

Firm Mattresses

Sprung Mattresses

With 1000 pocket springs and a hand tufted interior, our pocket sprung mattress range offers a firm level of support which doesn’t compromise on quality or comfort. The individually wrapped springs distribute weight evenly, offering complete support and stopping ‘roll together’. A finish of a premium cover ensures this mattress is a great addition to any bedroom.

Medium-Firm Mattresses

Pocket Sprung Mattress

Our 1500 pocket spring mattress is an ideal option if you prefer medium firm support combined with a luxurious feel. Containing up to 1500 pocket springs, our 1500 mattress provides even weight distribution and helps to make your night’s sleep more restful with no roll-together.

Medium Mattresses

Carter & Lewis Pocket Sprung Mattress

An excellent choice from our collection, the Carter & Lewis Pocket Sprung Mattress provides medium grade firmness at fantastic value. Each area of your body has catered support via the individually wrapped pocket springs. This mattress also has a deep, cushioned layer of Memory Foam for a luxurious level of comfort, which will help alleviate any aches and support you all night long.

Medium-Soft Mattresses

Bamboo Pocket Sprung Mattress

Our Bamboo Mattress combines the support and responsiveness of individual pocket springs, with deluxe memory foam to give you the ultimate good night’s sleep. The memory foam moulds to the shape of your body while you sleep, alleviating pressure points and easing joint pain during the night. While the individual pocket springs provide cushioning and prevent you feeling your partner turn over sleeping.

Soft Mattresses

Open Spring Mattress

Incredibly soft and plush, our Memory Plus Open Spring Mattress provides luxurious comfort and exceptional quality at amazing value. A traditionally styled mattress, the open springs guarantee support over the entirety of the bed surface, and the copious layers of soft filling make it incredibly cosy. With a cover of Cashmere, the Memory Plus will provide a deep and tranquil sleep in luxurious style.

Orthopaedic Mattresses

Lambert Pocket Spring Mattress

When aching pressure points are a nightly concern an ordinary mattress won’t suffice. Our Ortho Pocket Sprung Mattress provides the necessary support with its 1000 extra firm pocket springs, which help to distribute your weight evenly across the mattress. Generous layers of upholstery provide extra luxurious comfort and the traditional Belgian damask cover presents an elegant finish to any bedroom.

Cool Mattress

Cool Touch

With a top comfort layer made from specially developed extra soft material, the Cool Touch offers instant relaxation and body moulding properties, to give you a great nights sleep. Working in perfect harmony with the lower support layers, once you settle into your most comfortable position your body weight is redistributed reducing pressure whilst you sleep.